Amscot helps a single mother of two take the wheel for a brighter future.


Tampa, FL – (December 20, 2019) – Amscot Financial has returned as a sponsor of the “12 Cars of Christmas” program run by Wheels of Success, an organization which supplies refurbished vehicles to working families who need reliable transportation but can’t otherwise afford it. 

This year, Amscot Financial donated $3,000, helping a single mother of two take the wheel of a 2010 Dodge Caravan. Newly refurbished and ready for use, the vehicle will help her travel to and from her job as a full-time customer service rep. This recipient, who shall remain anonymous here for safety reasons, is the survivor of domestic violence, and currently resides at a shelter while she works to secure a better future for her and her children.

“The courageous individuals served by this program exemplify the power of determination,” says Ian MacKechnie, Amscot’s founder, chairman and CEO. “All of us at Amscot proudly support those who overcome tough circumstances to give their families a better life.”

Like other recipients, the unnamed mother of two mentioned above was selected by the “12 cars of Christmas” for her ability to succeed in spite of serious life challenges. 

Wheels of Success was incorporated in June 2003 to help families obtain or continue work by providing them with reliable transportation through a program of car repairs, vehicle replacement, related licensing services, car payments, down payments and car-care classes in both Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Those who wish to learn more can visit

Amscot is Florida’s leading non-bank financial services company. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial provides convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, including cash advances, check cashing, bill payment, money transfers, prepaid access cards and money orders. Amscot Financial currently operates 237 retail financial service centers throughout Florida and employs close to 2,000 associates. Amscot Financial has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of Tampa Bay’s Best Places to Work for five years (2008-2012) & was recently named as one of Americas’ Best Midsize Employers by Forbes.